History of Public Mental Health

In the past 50 years, through the initiative and efforts of clinicians and staff, social workers, advocates, family members, and people with mental illness themselves, Los Angeles County has endeavored to help those lost in darkness to find their way back to secure and rewarding lives. But what has been done is not yet enough. Our programs trace the history of mental health in LA and study the development and effectiveness of today’s policies and programs.

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